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ECOLE DE L'ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE SARASOTA

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Spring 2 2014


  French placement test

5 week session: May 19th to June 21st 2014
Click here for brochure:
 
 
 
To register, please go to the events calendar and proceed from there.

 

Open House - Saturday May 17th from 10-12 pm
 
 

Summer 2014

Open house July 12th

5 week session: July 14th to August 16th

Summer 2 2014

5 week session: August 18th to September 20th

Fall 2014

Open House October 11th  

8 week session: October 13th to December 13th

Cost
 
5 weeks - 3 hours per week (15 hours)
Member Discounted Registration $140 or Last Minute Registration $160
Non-Member Registration $165 or Last Minute Registration $185
 
5 weeks - 1.5 hours per week (7.5 hours)
 Member Discounted Registration $75 or Last Minute Registration $85
Non-Member Registration $90 or Last Minute Registration $100
 
Class Descriptions

 

 

 
Beginner 101 Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30-6 pm
Description:
This introductory class is for students who have no prior knowledge of French. You will learn basic language skills to introduce yourself and others, to ask and answer common questions, and to write a brief note. Guided grammar study of regular present tense verbs and common irregular verbs être (to be) and avoir (to have), as well as negation and interrogation will allow you to enjoy simple interactions in French. You will learn common colloquial idioms, how to present and respond to invitations, and how  to give instructions. You will continue your study of present tense irregular verbs, and learn how to express time using verb tenses of present (présent) and past (passé composé). You will be able to talk about yourself and your favorite activities and celebrations, and you'll write your opinion on a simple subject.
Book: Echo A1
 
Beginner 102 Tuesdays & Thursdays
6-7:30 pm
Description:

This class will continue building the foundation laid out in 101. Students will acquire the vocabulary and cultural background to accomplish the following tasks: give and receive directions, express obligation, express possession, describe a place, give advice, compare and contrast, express a wish or a desire, describe someone. Linguistic structures introduced include the imperative, indirect object pronouns, negation, prepositions, reflexive verbs, the simple future and the present subjunctive.

Book: Echo A1
 
 Beginner 103 
Mondays & Wednesdays
5-6:30 pm
Description:

This class is a bridge to the Intermediate level, providing you an opportunity to reinforce the skills you have learned in previous classes. Reading and conversation will focus on presenting more detailed descriptions, expressing appreciation, explaining situations, and giving advice and recommendations. Study of prepositions, pronouns, articles, and the imperfect (imparfait) verb tense will help you perfect and broaden your communication. At this point in your learning, you'll possess the vocabulary and grammar to relate memories, compare past situations to current circumstances, and write a formal letter. As you progress in your learning, you will read and talk in more detail about your experiences and activities. You'll study the verb tenses for recent past, continuous present and simple future, and the grammatical structures to describe places and people and communicate news.

Book: Echo A1

Intermediate 201
 - Thursdays 10-1 pm
Description:

As you enter intermediate level coursework, you will continue to refine and expand your language abilities with confidence. You'll learn how to characterize people and places, and talk about your relationships with friends and family. You'll review present and past tenses (passé composé and imparfait), and study indirect speech . to help you in more advanced situations such as booking hotels and restaurants, and making other travel arrangements.  Your writing ability will be at the level of composing a short news article During this class, you'll develop the ability to understand and discuss your reactions to opinions presented in newspaper articles and movie reviews. You'll learn informal and formal styles of expression, and practice business communications and formalities. You'll study grammatical structures which will help you in more complex situations such as expressing a complicated necessity or giving comprehensive advice.

Book: Echo A2
  

Intermediate French conversation - Saturdays 12:15-1:45 pm 
Description:

Learn to easily converse in French while gaining self confidence in this fun, interactive class. You will broaden your vocabulary, improve your listening comprehension, and advance your pronunciation while learning about French life and French culture. You will also have the opportunity to discuss differences between French culture and your culture! Discover France as you've never seen it before!


Materials fee $15
French for Traveling
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                  
Description:

This 5 weekcourse is a must if you are traveling to France with no prior knowledge of French, or if you are in need of a quick review. You will be introduced to the richly diverse country of France and its customs, regions and language, so your trip will be more enjoyable and successful. Emphasis is placed on verbal communication using basic survival vocabulary. Subjects include greetings, counting, directions, reservations, transportation, restaurant and shopping skills.

No Book (teacher provides material)
    Review - Beginner
 
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-4:30 pm
 
                                    
Description:

This 5 week course

No Book (teacher provides material)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                     French Pronunciation
Beginner-Wednesdays 3:30-5 pm 
Intermediate 
Tuesdays 2:30-4 pm

  or Advanced
Wednesdays 5-6:30 pm
Description:

This class will give you the opportunity to improve your oral skills and will allow you to have a more refined understanding of spoken French. This interactive class based on various audio and video exercises will improve your pronunciation in a challenging yet fun learning environment.

Book: $65
                                   
 French Grammar
Beginner-Thursdays 11:30-1 pm 
Intermediate 
Saturdays 10:30-12 pm
Description:

 This refresher course offers students the opportunity to review and reinforce key grammatical structures through various contextualized written and oral activities.

 
                                   
 
 
Class Location 
 
 
All Classes are held at our office located at Towles Court Pavilion 
200 S Washington Blvd, Suite 2  Sarasota (corner of Adams Lane and Washington Blvd) 
 

 

  

                     

 Our core language instruction

What does our AF FRAMES system mean for you?

As a student of French language at the Alliance:

  • You receive quality instruction based on a well-known, highly regarded international standard

  • Your individual learning needs and goals are better understood, creating a more productive and rewarding experience

  • You work toward clear learning objectives thought out in global terms

  • You receive official, internationally-recognized confirmation of your coursework and studies, providing greater "portability" of your achievements

  • Your participation in a language program that provides correct preparation for success in the official DELF/DALF certifications of proficiency in the French language

With respect to DELF/DALF and the levels recognized by the Cadre Européen Commun de Référence Alliance Française classes correspond to the following skill levels.

Our Language Curriculum - Echo

This language Curriculum uses Method ECHO, a new method, replacing the existing method Connexions, is  becoming one of the primary French teaching tool at the Alliance Française around the world. Echo is published by  CLE International a world’s leading publisher of textbooks on French as a foreign language.

This method was first launched in 2008. This digital version is compatible with all TBI and can be used with video projection or Computer (Mac/PC).

Echo includes a DVD-Rom, a  student book, notebook personal learning and teaching guide. 
This method prepares to DELF exams.

 

  
* Books may be purchased at our office


Our Curriculum - Sample Skills (Common European Framework)

 

 Course Descriptions- Core classes 

Basic

 

A1

 

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

 

A2

 

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

 

Independant

 

B1

 

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

 

B2

 

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

 

Proficient

 

C1

 

 

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

 

C2

 

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

 

  

Alliance Française de Sarasota Language center policies

 

Registration policy

 

Registration and payment are due one week prior to the start of classes; a $20 discount applies for any regular class (15-24 hours) or $10 for a 12 hour class or less.


Tuition does not include membership fees or books.

Non-AFS members pay tuition + $25 for any regular class (15-24 hours) or +$15 for a 12 hour class or less.

 

Withdrawal and refund policy

 

A request to withdraw from a class must be submitted to the AFS in writing, either by letter or email, during the first week of classes. A refund will be issued to the student, minus classes attended and a $10 processing fee for regular classes.

 

Books are not returnable or refundable once distributed to the student.

 

Missed classes are not refunded.

 



Our core language instruction

What does our AF FRAMES system mean for you?

As a student of French language at the Alliance:

  • You receive quality instruction based on a well-known, highly regarded international standard

  • Your individual learning needs and goals are better understood, creating a more productive and rewarding experience

  • You work toward clear learning objectives thought out in global terms

  • You receive official, internationally-recognized confirmation of your coursework and studies, providing greater "portability" of your achievements

  • Your participation in a language program that provides correct preparation for success in the official DELF/DALF certifications of proficiency in the French language

With respect to DELF/DALF and the levels recognized by the Cadre Européen Commun de Référence Alliance Française classes correspond to the following skill levels.

Our Language Curriculum - Echo

This language Curriculum uses Method ECHO, a new method, replacing the existing method Connexions, is  becoming one of the primary French teaching tool at the Alliance Française around the world. Echo is published by  CLE International a world’s leading publisher of textbooks on French as a Foreign Language.

This method was first launched in 2008. This digital version is compatible with all TBI and can be used with video projection or Computer (Mac/PC).

 

Echo includes a DVD-Rom, a  student book, notebook personal learning and teaching guide. 
This method prepares to DELF exams.

 

 



 

  
* Books may be purchased at our office

Our core language instruction

What does our AF FRAMES system mean for you?

As a student of French language at the Alliance:

  • You receive quality instruction based on a well-known, highly regarded international standard

  • Your individual learning needs and goals are better understood, creating a more productive and rewarding experience

  • You work toward clear learning objectives thought out in global terms

  • You receive official, internationally-recognized confirmation of your coursework and studies, providing greater "portability" of your achievements

  • Your participation in a language program that provides correct preparation for success in the official DELF/DALF certifications of proficiency in the French language

With respect to DELF/DALF and the levels recognized by the Cadre Européen Commun de Référence Alliance Française classes correspond to the following skill levels.

Our Language Curriculum - Echo

This language Curriculum uses Method ECHO, a new method, replacing the existing method Connexions, is  becoming one of the primary French teaching tool at the Alliance Française around the world. Echo is published by  CLE International a world’s leading publisher of textbooks on French as a Foreign Language.

This method was first launched in 2008. This digital version is compatible with all TBI and can be used with video projection or Computer (Mac/PC).

 

Echo includes a DVD-Rom, a  student book, notebook personal learning and teaching guide. 
This method prepares to DELF exams.

 

 



 

  
* Books may be purchased at our office